Master of Arts
in Global Communication /
Study Schemes

Study Scheme for 2018-2019

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Semester 1

Two Required Courses:

  • COMM5520 Applied Communication Research
  • COMM5710 Seminar in Communication Theories

Plus two Elective Courses

Semester 2

Two Required Courses:

  • COMM5120 Globalization and Communication
  • COMM5590 Communication in Intercultural Settings

Plus two Elective Courses

For details, please refer to the Course Lists.

Specialized Streams

Students can declare a specialization by completing any three courses within the streams below. Students can also choose not to specialize.

“Global Media”: Upon completion of the stream, students have become specialized in knowledge and skills related to analyzing global media systems and industries, ICTs and managing global media content. Students who have taken any three courses from COMM5510, COMM5612, COMM5631, COMM5632, COMM5647, COMM5690, COMM5711, COMM5723, COMM5725, COMM5960 or COMM6612*** can declare a specialization in this stream.

“Social Change and Advocacy”: Upon completion of the stream, students have become specialized in understanding and analyzing the mechanisms of social change and advocacy by focusing on the intersections between society, culture, communication and politics within the context of China as well as on a global scale. They will have studied current cultural, social, and political topics related to globalization and social change, mechanisms of marginalization and issues pertaining to human rights. Students are able to reflect critically on ways of engaging with social change and on the role of new information and communication technology in social change. Students who have taken any three courses from COMM5725, COMM5733, COMM5735, COMM5775, COMM5960, or COMM6210 can declare a specialization in this stream.